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Doctor insights on: Playing Sports With Pneumonia

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Can I play football with pneumonia?

Can I play football with pneumonia?

No: If someone really has pneumonia they are not likely to have the energy or aerobic endurance to play and sport while ill. ...Read more

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Should someone with pneumonia play baseball, really wants to play in a tournament, and hasn't complained about feeling bad at all?

What does this: person's physician say? It sounds like this person really wants to play in the basketball tournament badly. Generally rest is recommended for Pneumonia. I would encourage the individual to follow his or her doctor's guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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My 18M old niece diangosis with bact pneumonia last wk. My 14M old just getting over a cold. How long should you wait before the 2 can play again?

My 18M old niece diangosis with bact pneumonia last wk. My 14M old just getting over a cold. How long should you wait before the 2 can play again?

Contagion?: My answer would be until the symptoms have been gone for 24 hours. The fever and the nasty cough. Three days on antibiotics for sure, at least. This is assuming it truly is a bacterial pneumonia with no viral component. ...Read more

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I have had mycoplasma pneumonia for the past 6 weeks. My chest is clear, im still tired And my voice sounds strained. Can I play netball safely?

I have had mycoplasma pneumonia for the past 6 weeks. My chest is clear, im still tired And my voice sounds strained. Can I play netball safely?

Your activity should: be limited only by your symptoms. I think it would be safe as long as you don't over-exert your self. Ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old has a cold with cough, but no fever. How likely is it that he has bronchitis or pneumonia with no fever? A play mate of his has pneumonia.

My 2 yr old has a cold with cough, but no fever. How likely is it that he has bronchitis or pneumonia with no fever? A play mate of his has pneumonia.

Likly virus: Many more children have virus infections with cough than develop pneumonia from bacteria germs. Most of the time, bacterial pneumonia has at least some fever with it. Most of the time, bronchitis just means a wet junky-sounding cough. Call your doctor if fever over 100.5 comes up or if the illness lasts 5-7 days. The playmate could have a virus pneumonia that might be just a cold in your child. ...Read more

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Gma had stroke unable to speak, swallow paralyzed traffic arm left leg. Did have pneumonia but never cleared up could that play role or ckd stage 3?

Gma had stroke unable to speak, swallow  paralyzed traffic arm left leg.  Did have pneumonia but never cleared up could that play role or ckd stage 3?

Not sure.: Not sure if you mean the pneumonia or CKD 3 caused stroke or the other way around. In either case the answer is not really. These entities are pretty separate and individual disease states. ...Read more

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Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Heart Dr. can check: While playing sports, a person could faint for several reasons. He could be overheated or maybe was not drinking enough fluids. In those two situations, he will feel faint while standing or when quickly rising to a standing position. He could have a heart malformation or an abnormal heart rhythm. In these two situations, the symptoms may occur more randomly. A cardiologist's evaluation is helpful. ...Read more

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How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

Training: by strengthening themselves and using proper technique they are able to avoid injuries as much as possible. Also wearing proper fitting gear and adhering to the rules helps a lot. ...Read more

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Are nicotine vapes harmful for a teen playing sports?

Are nicotine vapes harmful for a teen playing sports?

Yes: You are inhaling a stimulant. This is a toxic substance that triggers not a single good thing when your body is exposed to it. I hope that makes it clear to you ...Read more